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Gormenghast to air on PBS this June

PBS is set to air “Gormenghast” finally in June. It will also be released on DVD here in the US. “The Magnificent Ambersons” is gearing up for it’s premiere. The novel will be republished with a new cover that shows off the cast of the tv movie. Christina Ricci has been doing a lot of publicity lately and “Prozac Nation” keeps popping up in many articles. Still no word on when it may finally get released. Also no word on what Jonny’s next project will be.

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Small role in new film

Jonathan will be filming a small role in Ioan Gruffudd’s new film “Happy Now” next month in Wales (thanks to Jenny and Rebecca for passing this along). Have any plans for Halloween? “Gormenghast” will be re-airing in it’s entirety beginning with the making of documentary starting at 6:30pm on BBC America October 31 (thanks wolfgoddess). And lastly, was sent a little tidbit of info about “The Magnificent Ambersons”. The four hour miniseries will air on A&E in the US but is to be packaged as a feature internationally (thanks...

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Gormenghast airing in Canada

For those in Canada, “Gormenghast” will be re-airing on the Space Network on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 at 8:30 PM ET. Thanks to Raine for passing this info along. And coming from Rebecca, there is some corrected information about the “Titus” premiere. It will be premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival August 26. The August 30 showing is a preview only. Jonathan will most likey not be attending either showing.

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Gormenghast on BBC America

Check out the June issue of Vogue (w/ George Clooney on the cover). There’s an article/interview on Jonathan with a picture from “Gormenghast”. It mentions the June 10 broadcast on BBC America (check out their expanded section on “Gormenghast” at their official website) and that PBS will be broadcasting it early next year. (Thanks to Bridge on sending me this info).

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Tangled name change

More news coming now on “Conspiracy of Weeds”. According to one of its production companies, Myriad Pictures, the project is now titled “Tangled” and principal photography starts on May 22. Jonathan will be playing the part of Alan, in a love triangle story with Shawn Hatosy and Rachael Leigh Cook. The summary from their page goes like this: When David is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road, the Police try to piece together the puzzle of what happened. We learn of the relationship between Jenny, the...

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Gormenghast press

There is a small feature on “Gormenghast” in the new May 2000 Vanity Fair (thanks Taarna). No new images but the first major mention of “Gormenghast” in a US publication. Here’s a particularly nice quote: “As for Steerpike, the lithe Lucifer who escapes from the kitchen, he’s played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in a protean performance. Don’t let the Burne-Jones mouth fool you–he’s Irish, with quicksilver instincts at his service. His energy, his beauty, his punk abandon–Meyers makes Steerpike a Mozartean antihero, the wrong kind of sublime. He gets...

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Documentary on Gormenghast postponed

The BBC documentary on the making of “Gormenghast” that was to air April 1, was postponed and will air closer to when “Gormenghast” is premiering on BBC America. You can check out BBC America’s new page on “Gormenghast” that lists all the scheduled air dates so far (thanks Charmaine). Check out this cool site on beautiful boys in eyeliner. Jonathan is the May 2000 beautiful boy. In video release news, UKers can rent “B. Monkey” come April 10th according to Film Premiere magazine (thanks Fish). Still no word on...

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The Tribe airing on BBC Prime

The BBC documentary on the making of “Gormenghast” is set to air on BBC America April 1 at 11:30 pm EST. It will be repeated on April 2 and 3. Check out their website to find out exact times. In other news (thanks to the report at the All that glitters website), for those in Europe who have the cable channel BBC Prime, “The Tribe” is going to be aired this Sunday, March 12. Check out their website to see if they will be showing it in your country....

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more on the Versace show

More details on the modeling show where Jonny introduced the Versace collection. It was a modeling charity benefit show called the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show at the Pointe Depot. All proceeds went to the Chernobyl Childrens Project headed by Bono’s wife, Ali Hewson. (Thanks Rebecca…) Also finally found out official word on when “Gormenghast” is set to premiere in the US. Saturday, June 10 at 8pm EST and 5pm PST, “Gormenghast” will premiere on BBC America, a cable station. The remaining episodes are to air June 17, 24...

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more on Gormenghast

You can order a behind the scenes of “Gormenghast” magazine from Radio Times for only £2.99 by calling 01483 20448 for credit card orders. Or by sending a check (make payable to RT Shop) to: Gormenghast Offer JEM House Littlemead Granleigh GU6 8TT No information yet if they will accept international orders.

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